- With the Vijay starrer ‘Sarkar’ roaring at the box office and Aamir Khan’s ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ also raking in the moolah, the films getting leaked poses a serious threat to the collections.
- Now even before the release of Shankar’s magnum opus, the film faces a very similar problem.
The last week has been really bad for Indian cinema in terms of curbing online piracy. With the Vijay starrer Sarkar roaring at the box office and Aamir Khan’s ‘Thugs of Hindostan’ also raking in the moolah, the films getting leaked poses a serious threat to the collections. Now even before the release of Shankar’s magnum opus, the film faces a very similar problem. The notorious online piracy group Tamil Rockers are getting bolder by the day as now they have issued a threat they will release Rajinikanth and Akshay Kumar’s flick online. Whether this is before or after the scheduled theatrical release is undisclosed. Here’s what the tweet exactly read, “#2Point0 Coming Soon in Tamil Rockers. (sic)”
#2Point0 Coming Soon in Tamil Rockers.#2point0November #Rajinikanth #Rajini #SuperStar #TamilRockers #TR”. The group reposted it again on the microblogging platform after the account got suspended.
Earlier in the week, the Tamil film ‘Sarkar’ starring Vijay also met a similar fate in spite of being forewarned that there is an open threat that the film will be leaked. Then not days after, the Vijay Krishna Acharya directorial was also leaked within hours of it releasing across the country. Ever since the news of the leak came out, outraged fans have demanded authorities to take severe action, as this is the second major film that has fallen prey to them in the last one week. Now, with one of the biggest releases of the year facing a similar threat, it looks like online piracy has become a full-fledged menace once again.
‘2.0’ is the sequel of the movie ‘Robot’ (‘Enthiran’ in Tamil) which featured megastar Rajinikanth in a double role, as a scientist and a robot. The movie had also starred Aishwarya Rai Bachchan. The second installment sees Amy Jackson as the lead actress. The film is all set to release on November 29th.